We really wanted to go join the local filk group: the downtown Opening Night theme this year is the Universe, and the filk group has a gig on in the celebration, but I’m still prone to tire out: mineral levels, electrolytes, or whatever: yogurt is helping, slowly, because my stomach is still iffy—and being down [...]
It was up for a vote on Christmas night. I usually drink box Chardonnay—Chard isn’t the fussiest of white wines, and Jane doesn’t always drink it, and bottled wine is spendy; you have to have a pricey re-corking device to keep it well, the little vacuum sealer you can get at the winery for under [...]
Hi, everyone. Jane, here. CJ asked me to post that she had a wonderful Christmas and will be back as soon as she’s recovered from whatever zapped her last night. Either a little bug or something she ate has had her down for the count all day. Can’t even blame it on carousing. One glass [...]
It was Mike Briggs’ birthday. We drove down to Mike and Patty’s house—it was a costume party; we were pirates. And we had filk, food, and fun while waiting for the end of the world—which of course fizzled. We stayed the night, had a very nice breakfast, Jane got to see Patty’s two baby horses, [...]
Foreigner-in-audio is not a ‘read’ type audio: this is like watching a movie with your ears, professional level movie audio with actors: let your imagination paint the pictures.
This link is to a community developing at that site, and if you ‘like’ it you stand a chance of finding it again, in the way FB [...]
…I’d gotten her a simple Kenmore that should have just sewn a simple seam, eh? Couldn’t work one day before it started making a loose-cam sort of sound and skipping stitches. THAT’s being returned to Amazon, practically a round trip.
As happens, we spotted a good deal on a Brother machine at Costco—and since sewing [...]
And most of the CHristmas decorations are up. We had one oops last night, a vase set too near a door — which I knocked over; but it’s a metal vase and the greenery is all fake—us allergy sufferers can’t use the real stuff. But Jane’s got the place looking like a Macy’s window.
So far, so good. One load washed. Squeaky clean, no fuss, no bother, glasses sparkling. The dish-loading is quite different: but we’ll figure it out. They also recommend Finish additive—and when Jane and I thought this over, and thought over the local water, this sounds like a good idea. It’s, for one thing, got a [...]
A real picturebook snow.
We thought we were going to go out to dinner.
I don’t think this is likely.
It never fails. I’ve finally hit my stride on this book—which has been a harder-than-usual book, on which I’ve been thinking hard since June (interrupted by having my eyes messed up since late September: still not quite 100%, but gaining on it) and lo, just as things are really working well, in come pages for [...]